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Detroit Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Action Research Project (ARP), Final Report

A new report describes findings about unsubmitted sexual assault kits in Wayne County (Detroit), Michigan. A multidisciplinary team investigated the situation and found a number of effect...

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A systematic review of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration

This systematic review examined 140 outcome evaluations of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration. The review had two goals: 1) to describe and assess the breadth, quality, and evolution of evaluation research in this area; and 2) to summarize the best available research evidence for sexual violence prevention practitioners by categorizing programs with regard to their evidence of effectiveness on sexual violence behavioral outcomes in a rigorous evaluation. It found two primary prevention programs and a policy initiative with strong evidence of effectiveness for reducing rates of sexually violent behavior:

  • Safe Dates
  • Shifting Boundaries, building-level intervention; and
  • The 1994 U.S. Violence Against Women Act.
  • Other approaches with a focus on bystander training and healthy relationships are also promising

Read NSVRC Key Findings for preventionists.

 

 

Reshape: Creating a Space for Male Survivors

In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Eric Stiles discusses the practice of creating sensitive and informed spaces for men and boys accessing services at sexual assault programs. Using trauma-informed strategies and the practice of meeting survivors where they are at, he promotes gender inclusive spaces and programming.

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Ali Mailen Perrotto Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:26
Reshape: The Complexities of Gendered Frameworks in the Anti-Violence Movement

In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Michelle Dixon-Wall discusses the challenges of working within a gendered framework at an anti-violence organization. She discusses barriers that men and boys may have to accessing sexual assault services and programs based on some basic structural practices.

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Ali Mailen Perrotto Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:21

Reshape: Enhancing Male Outreach Efforts, One Center at a Time

In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Emiliano Diaz de Leon discusses how state coalitions can strategically do outreach to men and boys and increase the capacity of local centers to do the same. He discusses technical assistance approaches, capacity building education ideas, and strategies for raising awareness.

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Using Policies to Promote Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What is Working?

This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and...

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